Senior musicians find a new way to perform during quarantine


The seniors of the WHS band gathered separately from their homes to play Sir Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance” In doing so, they found a new way to make music together amidst the pandemic.

Alyssa Dickstein


Although the class of 2020 will lack a traditional commencement ceremony for their graduation, they will not lack the traditional musical accompaniment. WHS Band Director Joseph Oneshuck, in collaboration with the graduating class of band members have put together a virtual rendition of Sir Edward Elger’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” a song that has become a hallmark of the classic American graduation ceremony.

Please enjoy “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by seniors Jake Simmons on bass clarinet; Josh Brient and Jaya Mills on clarinet; Aviva Pansovoy on flute; Cecelia Murphy on oboe; Mika Russo on percussion; Lilly Brooks, Alex Howard and Aidan Keenan on Trumpet; Mckenna Kelemanik on Tuba; and Oneschuk as conductor.